The Leland Yee corruption case is a complicated one with many players and strings of wide-reaching criminal activity. It’s a bit hard to keep track of all of it, but essentially the main issue is that Yee is in some hot water for taking excessive, illegal campaign donations.
Today, SF Weekly uncovered what is possibly the most bizarre addition to the case: former Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, Bay Area rapper Too $hort, and comedian Katt Williams are all sort of involved.
Here are the bare bones facts: a man named Keith Jackson who helped Yee obtain said campaign donations was bragging on wire taps about how dope a motorcycle gangmember named Barry Blackwell House (or, “Barry Black”) was. On the taps, Jackson told a little story about this crazy time that House stole Katt Williams Bentley for Too $hort after a payment dispute. Black convinced Knight, who often hangs out with Too $hort, to not get involved (smart move).
Here’s a quote:
Jackson suggested that UCE 4599 should use House to take his motorcycle gang and go deal with the problem. Jackson stated that House was a member of “BGF – Black Guerilla Family”1. Jackson recounted that House recently took possession of comedian Katt William’s Bentley because Williams refused to pay rapper Too Short for a recent performance. Black backed down rapper Suge Knight and summoned the help of his organization to steal Williams’ Bentley. Jackson described that Black would take his biker dudes and go take care of business for UCE 4599.
The whole story is absolutely crazy. To read up on the whole thing, head to SF Weekly.